Michael

Managing Director Michael has a life long passion for the performing arts. As a child, many of his happiest memories were attending drama and theatre classes. He believes that the professional skills he learned and the friends he made back then formed the foundations for his future career and life. After graduating with a B.A.…

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Terese

Office Manager Terese has been working at Theatre Bugs since 2005 as part of the Admin team. Looking for a challenge and change from working in the medical environment, Terese was excited to join Theatre Bugs. Over the years she has been privileged to be a part of the amazing growth at Theatre Bugs. The…

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Joni

Founder / Patron Joni has extensive experience in the performing arts as a teacher, director, choreographer, writer and performer. As a youth she studied ballet, drama, piano, flute and singing and performed with her father, children’s entertainer, Peter Combe in many of his live concerts and DVDs. In the early 1990s, Joni studied a Bachelor…

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Annabel

Teacher / Teaching Assistant Annabel began performing with Theatre Bugs at the age of four and continued to do so for ten further years. Highlights include playing the lead role in Annie and the ‘White Rabbit’ in Alice in Wonderland. Annabel played the lead role of ‘Munkustrap’ in the college’s production of Cats in 2014 and was a grand finalist…

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Ben

Teacher and Director (Porridge 2019) Ben has many years of musical experience. His training has taken him around Australia, to Hong Kong, Paris and to London where has performed in the West End and The Royal Albert Hall. He has a number of musical theatre credits including The Little Mermaid (Prince Eric), Pirates of Penzance (Frederic,  Jesus Christ Superstar (Jesus)…

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Georgia B

Teacher Living and breathing drama, dance and music from a young age, Georgia has undertaken specialist music, drama and dance classes for over 15 years. She has performed in a number of variety shows and musicals as a singer, dancer and actor, and generated extensive dance experience in multiple genres including: jazz, hip hop, contemporary…

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Georgia P

Teacher Music, dance and drama have been a part of Georgia’s life from the age of 2 when she attended her first fairy ballet class. Since then she has studied a variety of dance forms including ballet, classical, jazz, funk, tap and hip hop. During this time, she was also completely devoted to learning a…

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Giulia-Giorgina

Teacher Giulia-Giorgina started Theatre Bugs at age two. She attended for thirteen years, performing with the senior ‘Show Bugs’ class and with Peter Combe. Highlights included the Credit Union Christmas Pageant and The Teddy Bears’ Picnic at the Adelaide Fringe. Outside of Theatre Bugs, Giulia-Giorgina has taken lessons in acting, dancing and singing and has performed with…

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Jade

Teacher Jade has had a passion for performing from a very young age. At the age of 7, Jade joined the Australian Youth Choir where she performed in concerts to the public, as well as performing with the Vienna Boys Choir. Jade remained with them until 2007 when she decided that she wanted to combine…

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Kodi

Teacher Kodi has been performing for as long as she can remember, and joined Theatre Bugs classes when she was 9. She spent 6 years in the highest performance group, with her last performance as ‘Mrs. Potts’ in their production of Beauty and the Beast Jr, 2017. With Theatre Bugs she has also performed in dozens of…

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Matt

Teacher Matt is an experienced performing arts teacher and award-winning local actor and director. He has worked in both the public and private sectors in Australia and also in France, where he taught English to middle school students. Matt has delivered drama workshops to both primary and secondary students and specialises in stagecraft and performance…

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